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Barbara Bartoletti To Be Honored For 40 Years In Good-Government Role

WAMC's Ian Pickus with Barbara Bartoletti
Sarah LaDuke/WAMC
WAMC's Ian Pickus with Barbara Bartoletti

For more than four decades, Barbara Bartoletti was a key player in New York state politics and elections, urging good-government, voter education and voter turnout, among many other causes. The former legislative director for the League of Women Voters Of New York State, Bartoletti says passage of the Clean Indoor Air Act in 1995 is probably her proudest moment. Now retired, she will be honored March 10. First, she spoke with WAMC. 

"We have made government better, inch by inch," she says. "It takes a long time."

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.
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